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Webber beats Vettel to pole in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sat, 02 Nov 2013

Mark Webber is on pole for 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mark Webber may be about to end his F1 career, but that hasn’t stopped him competing. And compete he has at the Yas Marina Track by beating team mate Sebastian Vettel in to second place and claiming pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Behind the two Red Bulls is the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg followed by Lewis Hamilton (who spun on his final qualifying lap) with Kimmi Raikkonen – who is far from a happy bunny – starting tomorrow’s 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in fifth place.

Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg took sixth place followed by Grosjean in the second Lotus, with Felipe Massa again out-qualifying Fernando Alosno by taking eighth place (Alonso didn’t make final qualifying and starts 11th) and the top ten was completed by Sergio Perez in the McLaren and Daniel Ricciardo in the Toro Rosso.

Just outside the top ten, behind Alonso, is Paul di Resta in the Force India and Jenson Button in the McLaren.

The drivers and constructors titles may have already been grabbed for 2013 by Red Bull, but Vettel looked distinctly unhappy that Webber had stolen ‘his’ pole, which could make for an interesting race tomorrow.

Mark Webber said:

 I knew I had to work on certain sections of the track which Sebastian had already been doing a good job on, so I had to try and match him as well as continuing to keep the areas where I was doing a good job too, so overall I’m happy with the pole. We’re really looking forward to the race tomorrow.

Let’s hope Mark Webber doesn’t have any gremlins in his car in tomorrow’s race.

By Cars UK